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#1
This is an axiom of Emerson's, allegedly, although I'm sure the idea is older than him.

Basically the idea is that you can educate yourself using available public resources and books to the same level or better than the university experience, but will do just as well if you are simply good looking.

Notable and successful "intellectuals" who have stated agreement with this idea are Ralph Waldo Emerson (duh), Stefan Zweig, and Ray Bradbury. These are off the top of my head, and I'm sure there are others.

How do you feel about this?

I attend a university and take courses (LOL but it's online) and really enjoy the academic environment, but I also very highly value looks. I think that, generally, both are equally viable, but suit different contexts.

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#3
Where is the poll OP u gon dun ****ed it up.
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#9
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good concept, terrible execution

2/10


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#10
Well if you're like a model then fair enough

If you're just like normal attractive you can probably blag promotions to a point but will eventually hit a ceiling when you'll need an actual education
#11
for real if you're gonna do a mirror thread at least change up what's inside of it to make it relevant instead of straight up copy/pasting it yknow? smh
#12
Only if you're a girl.
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#16
if you are a young girl but unless you are able to give up your pride and marry a douche rich dude than you are fucked when you get old. The guy doesn't have to be a douche but 1) a high percentage of rich people are douches 2) if he marries for looks and not love (which again is not certain but probable) he's most likely a douche.
#18
Everyone's all about these Emerson quotes lately. I like it.
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#20
Stop using 'dorks' you bitch ass Ditto, you're not lolmnt. Not sure why you would want to be.

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#21
well, a 10 in CHR can do wonders...
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#22
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Stop using 'dorks' you bitch ass Ditto, you're not lolmnt. Not sure why you would want to be.

- The Xiaoxi

I've been calling people dorks since like the fifth grade.

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#23
Quote by Xiaoxi at #33489907
Stop using 'dorks' you bitch ass Ditto, you're not lolmnt. Not sure why you would want to be.

- The Xiaoxi

get a load of this dweeb eh




#25
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Stop calling people dorks, you buncha libtards.

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#26
"Chicken nuggets are the least egregious protein on the McDonalds menu."

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#27
How many homeless people are super hot? Zero of them. If you want to be successful, be hot.

Good looks are probably a better bet than good books to get you through life tbh
#31
"It's not like I forgot how to get pussy just because I fucking became homeless"


I love that guy.


^I think someone in the comments mentioned he was still homeless slumming around Austin actually.
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#32
Quote by ErikLensherr at #33490110
"It's not like I forgot how to get pussy just because I fucking became homeless"


I love that guy.


^I think someone in the comments mentioned he was still homeless slumming around Austin actually.

explains a lot




#33
He makes more in two/three days than I make a week working full time by sitting on his ass and asking people for money.
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#34
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not me bcuz i'm not lame
#35
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"It's not like I forgot how to get pussy just because I fucking became homeless"


I love that guy.


^I think someone in the comments mentioned he was still homeless slumming around Austin actually.

Austin is the first world of homeless living so sounds like he's got it made
#36
BTW, I'm reading a book relevant to this. It's called Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard. It's a college-educated white guy from the suburbs who moves to a homeless shelter in inner city Charleston to work his way up. He isn't getting any pussy so far but still very interesting.
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#37
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BTW, I'm reading a book relevant to this. It's called Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard. It's a college-educated white guy from the suburbs who moves to a homeless shelter in inner city Charleston to work his way up. He isn't getting any pussy so far but still very interesting.

Being well off enough that you can choose to become homeless for fun #whitepeople
#38
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Being well off enough that you can choose to become homeless for fun #whitepeople


Damn, how have I not heard of a massive internet backlash against this guy? The clickbaity headlines write themselves.

"Fake homeless guy tests limits of white privilege"

"White man appropriates homeless culture"

"You won't believe why this white man is pretending to be homeless"

"What happens when a privileged white man pretends to be homeless"

And that's not even going after the "Educated white guy sets out to confirm all our biases about poor people being lazy, stupid, and uneducated" angle. It's like the Quantum Leap Fallacy: Actual Person Edition.
#39
I don't know if I'd rather be more intelligent or more attractive. Being more attractive would have far worse downsides than being more intelligent but being more intelligent doesn't necessarily mean that life will become easier.
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